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Breakfast Topic: Living it up while you can {WoW}

Apr 13th 2010 9:31AM The only reason I, or most people I know, run the older instances is because:
A) It gets you an achievement
B) It gets a lowbie some gear

That's it. Will WOTLK instances go the same way? Yep. Just as with the other incarnations of WoW, all of that incredible work on those dungeons, from art concept to design reality, will fall into nigh abandonment. It's sad, really, how much effort it takes to create a single instance only to them largely forgotten after two years.

Let's see..there's heroic ramps, and uh, no seriously.. I know there's two other 5mans in Hellfire and I can't recall their names, despite running people through them on my pally as recently as last week.

Just sad.

Maintenance day loot from WoW.com {WoW}

Apr 13th 2010 9:24AM Orcas aren't actually whales!

Spiritual Guidance: Assessing yourself {WoW}

Feb 14th 2010 5:13PM Unfortunately the only way to truly assess yourself, at least in a raid environment, is to understand your class inside and out while keeping in mind the game's, and to an equally important extent, that particular fight's mechanics.

When I heal, if someone dies it's usually truncation (i.e. there was little choice in the matter, and I had to let them go). I ignore HPS because, honestly, I can't compete with the druid who just spams HoTs on everyone and goes for a sandwhich and some TV. I, instead, look at overhealing done and insure that my heals are on people who need it when they need it.

During DPS I check my dispells, interrupts, -and- damage output. If I'm not the meat shield or the holy savoir of the raid then I need to self-heals if things are currently stressed.

During tanking I look at damage taken, what's kicking my butt, and talk with others to see what I can do to improve it. I also reevaluate harder fights, specifically those we wipe on, and see if there's a cooldown I should have remembered to blow at a different point or if I simply need more of one or another kind of mitigation.

Overall, this is an excellent article to remind us all to look at ourselves, not immediately throwing blame elsewhere, and see if we individually could bring more to the raid to assist in making it a success.. and not just topping those meters.

But shhhh.. don't admit any of this to your PUG raid or /kick will follow.

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: 3 Tiny mount loot codes {WoW}

Nov 25th 2009 3:31PM Big Tauren on a little mount? I'll volunteer!

Patch 3.3 PTR: Celebrating with free TCG loot {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2009 2:11AM Right here, 3.3 celebratory maniacs. Right here.

Enter to win a Creative World of Warcraft wireless headset {WoW}

Sep 16th 2009 3:47PM It'd be nice to have a good solid pair of headphones. Every Logitech set I've owned can't handle my WoW time.